5 Leadership Books To Read In May 2023

I regularly get asked what I’m reading or what books would be great for an up-and-coming leader. It’s one of the reasons I provide a new list of 5 books every month.

We’re now entering May 2023. Where did the time go? 

This means it’s time for another entry in the leadership books to-read list. This month, I’m taking a look at great leadership books that can change the way you think. They’ll inspire you to do more than you ever imagined.

Without further ado, here’s your books for May.

5 Leadership Books To Read In May 2023

1. Chasing Failure: How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success by Ryan Leak:

I began to listen to Ryan Leak’s book while on a run. I wasn’t too interested in the topic but soon became fascinated with Leak’s story.

He set out to fail and recorded the journey. His big ask? Leak wanted to try out and be accepted to an NBA team.

Did he get a spot on the team? No… But something else happened.

Leak catalogs this story and others on his failure journey. It’s inspiring and will challenge you to fail more often.

Pick up your copy here

2. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John:

You probably know Daymond John from one of two places. The first is the fashion industry. John is the founder of the fashion brand FUBU. Today, he’s widely known as one of the sharks on the ABC hit show Shark Tank.

Regardless of where you know John from, he’s a wealth of information. In The Power Of Broke, John shares how his struggles with finances didn’t hurt him. These struggles made him a better businessman.

Read or listen to his fascinating journey today.

3. The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines:

I’ve never been a huge home renovation show fan. Yet, I picked up The Magnolia Story on a whim. 

The Magnolia Story tells the story of Chip and Joanna Gaines (the hosts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper). You get to experience their struggles, rise, fall, and rise again as they built the Magnolia brand millions know around the world.

This book is a great reminder that even our mistakes can come out looking fantastic. Don’t miss your chance to dive into a book that will open your eyes to new possibilities. 

Get your copy on Amazon.

4. Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage by Laura Huang:

What kind of obstacles do you encounter throughout your day? These adversities can seem like roadblocks if you’re not careful. Instead, Laura Huang encourages us to look at our adversities as an advantage.

Throughout Edge, Huang shares stories, encourages you, and helps you understand how to turn adversity into an advantage.

Learn how by reading the book

5. The Garden: A Spiritual Fable About Ways to Overcome Fear, Anxiety, and Stress by Jon Gordon:

There’s something about fables that I love. Jon Gordon is one of the bets modern-day fable writers of our time. And he’s done it again with his book The Garden.

In The Garden, Gordon shares the story of Jay and Kay. Their life is filled with stress and anxiety. But they learn it doesn’t have to be filled with it any longer. Gordon shares five things that can sabotage us and a plan on how to overcome these struggles.

Change the way you think by reading his book.

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